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Pokemon: Power of One (1999)
"Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Maboroshi no pokemon: Rugia bakutan" (original title)

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An evil genius in a flying fortress is trying to kidnap the birds of the fire, ice, and lightning islands in hopes of luring the sea power, Lugia, and controlling the world. Ash and his ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Rica Matsumoto ...
Satoshi (voice)
Mayumi Iizuka ...
Kasumi (voice)
Tomokazu Seki ...
Kenji (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Musashi (voice)
Ikue Ôtani ...
Pikachu (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
Kojiro (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ...
Nyarth (voice)
Satomi Koorogi ...
Togepi (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Dr. Okido (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Rugia (Japanese) / Lugia (English) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rikako Aikawa ...
Fire
Masatoshi Hamada ...
Yadoking (voice)
Shoshi Hiramatsu ...
Flula (voice)
Takeshi Kaga ...
Jiraldan (voice)
Katsuyuki Konishi ...
Thunder
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An evil genius in a flying fortress is trying to kidnap the birds of the fire, ice, and lightning islands in hopes of luring the sea power, Lugia, and controlling the world. Ash and his friends, in the process of carrying out an island tradition that requires visiting those three islands, discover the plot and try to stop it. Even the comic villains, Team Rocket, turn good and help out in the end against the threat of world destruction. And Pokemon assemble from all around the world in case they can be of help (but they end up helping only the merchandising). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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21 July 2000 (USA)  »

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$19,575,608 (USA) (21 July 2000)

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ESP 343,305,927 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

As a word, "bakutan" (commonly translated as "explosive birth") does not exist in Japanese, but its two kanji are abbreviations of the Japanese words "bakuhatsuteki" (explosive) and "tanjou" (birth). "Bakutan" is a pun of "bakudan" which means "bomb" in Japanese. See more »

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While most Pokémon are only able to say their own name, in the short "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure" that precedes the feature, a character is seen bouncing around and saying "Poliwrath." While some think that character looks like a Poliwhirl, it is indeed a Poliwrath - only the eyes of the two monsters differ. See more »

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Ash Ketchum: It's times like these that I wish I had been named Bob.
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Incredible
4 March 2000 | by (Schaumburg, IL) – See all my reviews

Ok, I know that I said in my review of Pokemon: The First Movie that I would wait until a week before the second one was released to order it in Japanese, but I just couldn't hold out any longer. I had to see it, and it's incredibly well done. So, which one do I like better? Truthfully, I don't know. Mewtwo Strikes Back had heart, and this one has a ton of adventure. Of course, since this one is still about five months from being released in the US, I won't summarize it, but I will say that Misty has a little competition. You'll see what I mean. Those of you that didn't like Mewtwo Strikes Back might like this one better. It has a great storyline, very likeable characters, and a beautiful music score. Hopefully this time, Kids WB will do better in the translation and keep the original music (except, of course, for the theme song). However, looking at their start on this movie (naming it Pokemon the Movie 2000), the future for this dub doesn't seem very promising. Hopefully, they know what they're doing this time.


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